(excuse the not-so-great photos)
Yesterday I had my kids in Sunday School put together a cute little Advent wreath. I wanted to have them do an actual wreath but without the candles (they are, after all, only first graders!) So I came up with this simple idea. I got some green foam wreaths at Michaels. I would've preferred to get styrafoam but they were all out. Go figure! Anyway, I made the candles out of foam, taking a small piece and rolling it into a cylinder and using a hot glue gun to hold it together. I glued them to the inside of the wreath and also used a pin to hold it in place til the glue set. Then I took some of the branches that we cut off the bottom of our Christmas tree and used some wire to hold it on the wreath.
Again, styrafoam would've worked better because we could've just stuck the branches into the wreath. But I had to work with what I could find. For the candle "flames" I used yellow tissue paper.
And that's it. The kids have their very own Advent wreath with candles they can "light" every Sunday!